Environment Chronicles

Some would state that 'sustainable development' is an oxymoron, and it

is not unusual to see those with abiding faith in neoclassical economics

sneer at the very mention of the concept. In their view, the market

is the best medium through which development would take place, and the

term 'sustainable' presents to them the threat of heavy-handed government

intervention and controls. Actually, in no sense does sustainable development

ignore the importance and primacy of market solutions. In fact, even

environmental advocacy and policies today have moved away distinctly from

command-and-control solutions, to the enlightened use of market mechanisms.

Deviation from sustainable development, in fact, represents a deviation from

sound market principles. This statement, of course, merits some explanation.

Sustainable Development

Ecology

Water

Wildlife

Tourism

Heritage

Livelihood

Health

Food Security

Environment

Women

Energy